Friday, April 12, 2013

MOVIE WEEKEND: MAN ON A LEDGE

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

Today I present for your consideration an action movie called Man On A Ledge (2012, Rated PG-13).


A former police officer who has just been released from prison checks into a hotel, and then climbs out of the window and onto a ledge. Does he really intend to jump, or does he just want to prove his innocence? Could something else be going on? A negotiator comes in to try to talk him off the ledge, and it all turns into a wild ride.

I'll tell you right now: This movie is not brilliant. But if you want something to watch that's fun and has a lot going on and you don't have to think too much about it, then this is the movie for you.

I can't tell you much about the plot because I don't want to ruin the movie for you, but I will tell you that the shots on the ledge are real: Yes, the actors actually went out on the ledge, very high above the ground. Cables were attached to them and safety precautions were taken, but knowing these people are really out there adds a bit to the excitement of the movie.

Even though Man On A Ledge isn't a great movie, it's still a fun movie, and for that reason, I'll give it The Janie Junebug Seal of Approval. Also, I think it's okay to watch if with kids, maybe ages 10 and older. You know your children better than I do.

Happy watching, and I wish you a beautiful weekend.

Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

44 comments:

  1. Hi Janie .. it's not the sort of film I watch - but it's always interesting to read about .. I'm with friends who are addicted to watching movies!

    Cheers Hilary

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  2. Gulp- I am very afraid of heights...I don't know if I could watch it with my eyes open! It does sound like an interesting movie, though~

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    1. I don't like heights, but it didn't bother me.

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  3. Spot on - I only watched this movie because I have an unhealthy crush on Sam Worthington x

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    1. I don't think I'd ever seen him before, but he's definitely a hottie.

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  4. Yikes, even if I was hooked to a wire, I'd still be pissing myself in terror! I am a pansy for heights. I hadn't heard of this film before so thanks for the info ;)

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  6. I would be scared to go out on a ledge. I hope they had trampolines to catch them if they fell!

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    1. I think they relied on the cables to keep them from falling, but the DVD has a bonus feature about the making of the film. It would tell you more about the safety features.

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  7. It's already in my Netflix queue!!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it. I think you'd love the book I featured yesterday: Treadwell.

      Love,
      Janie

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  8. When I saw the title of your post: MAN ON A LEDGE, I ran over thinking it might be Elvis.

    If not for my Netflix, I'd never see a movie. We don't even own a DVD player.

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    1. I keep Elvis on a pretty tight leash so he doesn't crawl out on a ledge.

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    2. Hey, once you finished reviewing my book, your readers came back. lol

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    3. Hey, I got three new followers while I was talking about your book. So there!

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  9. This was one I did want to see.. good to know it's got the thumbs up.

    Tony brought home ARGO, Killing them softly, and Red Dawn tonight... I'd like to say I'll stop back and give you my review, but I'm likely to be asleep by 9pm. Been that kind of a day.

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    1. I would think every day is that kind of a day for you. You work so hard!

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  10. Haven't heard of that movie but then I know bugga all about movies now days

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    1. You're just not a movie person, Jo-Anne, but I bet you'd like the book I reviewed earlier this week: "Treadwell."

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    1. And the negotiator must be called in because he has an out of control hedge trimmer.

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  12. Sounds like a good movie. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

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  13. What a hook! That's definitely an interesting way to start a movie/story :)

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    1. Yes, it's definitely a good hook -- but not a brilliant movie. I guess they can't all be brilliant.

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  14. I don't like heights. I am scared witless actually. So this is not for me, but I can see it may be an entertaining movie for others. And it is so nice of you to provide us with these reviews.

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    1. You've mentioned a number of times that you're quite tall. If you're tall, then you're up high enough just as you are.

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  15. High (as in high above the earth) is not a place I want to be. Actually, my stomach is doing flip-flops just thinking about it. I think I'll forgo the pleasure of the film. But thanks for the revue.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

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  16. I am sure I have commented on your blog. Plus, I have had trouble getting any comment to post anywhere. Sorry I have not posted your comments. I just did not know they were in my comment page after I published them.

    It looks like I am going to be able to post this comment. It is a problem with my computer, not your site.

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    1. I'm so sorry you're having blog and computer problems.

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  17. I go to about one movie a year. Heights, even in movies, frighten me. And, I don't have netflix or channels that show movies. I miss movies.

    Hey,
    I found all your comments on the comments page unless you made comments that did not show up. My blog is so messed up. Thanks for the comment.

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    1. I also go to about one movie per year. I watch DVDs from Netflix.

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  18. Hmmm. Man on a Ledge... The creative juices were really flowing when they thought up that title, huh?

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    1. This wasn't a great movie but I liked it. It was pretty entertaining.

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    2. I know what you mean, V.V. They don't all have to be great. Sometimes I want to flip the switch to shut off my brain and just enjoy a movie.

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  19. Having a fear of heights, this movie might actually help me get rid of the shakes-n-trembles. Um... maybe not?

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    1. I don't like heights, but it didn't bother me -- maybe because I watched it on my fairly small TV. It's probably scarier on a big screen.

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